Bayonne Briefs

New apartment building unveiled

In July, the Bayonne City Council approved a variance for Pier View Lofts, a 65-unit apartment building to be constructed at the site of the former Doolan’s Auto Service and Bayonne Roofing Company on 678-688 Avenue E on the corner of 43rd Street. The new apartment building will be 69 feet tall and have 71 parking spaces. There will be 19 one-bedroom, one-bath units; 33 two-bedroom, two-bath units; and 13 duplex lofts.

Another swimming incident aboard cruise liner

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise line encountered a swimming pool medical emergency involving a 72-year-old woman last week, according to the company. The ship increased the speed of its return voyage to Cape Liberty in Bayonne from Bermuda after the emergency occurred. The woman was brought by Medivac to a hospital. The cruise line could not release any further information.
Last month, an 8-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool on the same ship, forcing the Anthem of the Seas to return to port to airlift him to a Staten Island hospital, where he died the following day.

Rabid raccoon

The Bayonne Division of Health issued a warning last week after a rabid raccoon was found in Hudson County Park. Residents are urged to keep a close eye on their pets and avoid approaching any wildlife. If you see any animals acting erratically, contact the Police Department at 201-858-6900.
According to the Center for Disease Control, racoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes are animals most often infected with rabies in the U.S. Signs that an animal is infected with rabies is enhanced aggression or irritability as well as foaming at the mouth, and animals that are usually nocturnal, such as the raccoon, may be out during the day. On average, only one or two people die per year in the United States from rabies, but pets are far more at risk, so be sure to get your pets vaccinated and watch out for rabid animals.

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